Open Data for Global Science Developing a Surfers’ Paradise for Research Data Legal Framework for e-Research Conference Gold Coast, Australia 11 May 2007. by Paul F. Uhlir Director, Office of International Scientific and Technical Information Programs The National Academies Washington, DC
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Open Data for Global ScienceDeveloping a Surfers’ Paradise for Research DataLegal Framework for e-Research ConferenceGold Coast, Australia11 May 2007
Paul F. Uhlir
Director, Office of International Scientific and Technical
The National Academies
Comparison of some key characteristics of the print and digitally networked paradigms
PRINTGLOBAL DIGITAL NETWORKS
Key stakeholders in the development of scientific data access policies:
Broad implications of excessive restrictions (economic, legal, technological) on access to and reuse of data and information from public sources:
Opennness thus should be the default rule, subject only to legitimate and well-justified exceptions.
What is an information commons?
Digital data and information originating principally from government or publicly-funded sources;
Advantages of openness science:
Compelling reasons for placing government-generated data and information in the public domain or under common-use conditions:
Legitimate restrictions on public access to government data
Existing information commons models:
OECD Principles and Guidelines for Access to Public Research Data:
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